Resources for Students
On this page you will find details of selected content relevant to students.
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (01803) 656700.
Discovery search lets you easily find and access the library's resources (both books and articles are listed). It features a flexible search box which allows you to search for a specific title or perform a keyword topic search.
NOTE: To access the online resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.
The NICE Healthcare Databases will enable you to complete detailed literature searches i.e. locate various articles on a topic. As an NHS employee/placement student you have access to 8 databases:
AMED - covers topics for allied health professions
BNI (British Nursing Index) - primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health topics
CINAHL - international nursing and allied health
EMBASE - primarily European biomedicine - good for pharmacology and drug therapy
HBE- healthcare administration and other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management.
HMIC - health service management and organisation. Includes grey literature
MEDLINE - general medical database covering most health topics
PsycINFO - psychology and psychiatry
NOTE: To access the databases you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Databases contain bibliographic records i.e references. Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.
Discovery Search is a searchable and browsable list of all the print and electronic journals available to you through the NHS. Use the search box to search for a specific title or keyword. If the journal/article you require is not available please request a copy using our request form.
NOTE: To access the My Journals/articles you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Click on a title to access the Journal.
|International Journal of Medical Students||2013 Onwards (freely accessible online)|
|The Brisith Student Doctor Journal||2017 Onwards (freely accessible online)|
|The Lancet||2007 Onwards|
And more.........check Discovery Search to see the full range.
To search for books and ebooks please click here.
To renew your books online click here.
To access ebooks you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Latest books in the 'ABC of' series added to the Library:
|ABC of communication||2018||Cooper, Nicola et al.|
|ABC of leadership||2017||Swanwick, Tim et al.|
|ABC of professionalism||2018||Cooper, Nicola et al.|
|ABC of clinical reasoning||2017||Cooper, Nicola et al.|
|ABC of common soft tissue disorders||
|Morris, Francis et al.|
|ABC of COPD||2017||Currie, Graeme P.|
|ABC of learning and teaching in medicine||2017||Cantillon, Peter et al|
|ABC of pleural diseases||2018||Rahman, Najib M.|
|ABC of rheumatology||2018||Adebajo, Ade et al.|
Latest books in the 'Lecture Notes' series added to the Library:
|Clinical anaesthesia: lecture notes||2017||Gwinnutt, Matthew et al.|
|Dermatology: lecture notes||2017||Graham-Browne, Robin A. et al.|
|Gastroenterology and hepatology: lecture notes||2017||Inns, Stephen et al.|
|General surgery: lecture notes||2016||Ellis, Harold et al.|
|Global health: issues, challenges, and global action: lecture notes||2017||Armstrong-Mensah, Elizabeth|
|Haematology: lecture notes||2018||Hatton, Christian S. et al.|
|Ophthalmology: lecture notes||2016||James, Bruce et al.|
|Urology: lecture notes||2016||Kaisary, Amir et al.|
Latest books in the 'Crash Course' series added to the Library:
|Gastrointestinal system||2015||Griffiths, Megan et al.|
|Nervous system||2015||Ross, Jenny et al.|
|Obstetrics and gynaecology||2015||Onwere, Chidimma et al.|
Latest books in the 'Fast Facts' series added to the Library:
|Bladder cancer||2018||Lerner, Seth P. et al.|
|Diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract||2017||Bhutani, Manoop S. et al.|
|Hypertension||2016||MacGregor, Graham A. et al.|
|Immuno-oncology||2017||Clarke, Stephen et al.|
|Multiple myeloma and plasma cell dyscrasias||2017||Pamasamy, Karthik et al.|
|Osteoarthritis||2017||Conaghan, Philip G. et al.|
Latest books in the 'At a Glance' series added to the Library:
|Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance||2017||Rees, Dafydd A. et al.|
|Clinical investigations at a glance||2017||Gleadle, Jonathan et al.|
|General practice cases at a glance||2017||Cooper, Carol et al.|
|Infection prevention and control at a glance||2017||Weston, Debbie et al.|
|Medical education at a glance||2017||McKimm, Judy et al.|
|Medical ethics, law and communication at a glance||2017||Davey, Patrick|
|Medical school at a glance||2017||Thomas, Rachel K.|
|Minor surgery at a glance||2017||Mohan, Helen et al.|
|Nursing and healthcare research at a glance||2017||Glasper, Alan et al.|
|Physiology at a glance||2017||Linden, Roger et al.|
|Pre-hospital emergency medicine at a glance||2018||Seligman, William|
|Radiology at a glance||2018||Chowdhury, Rajat|
|Respiratory nursing at a glance||2017||Preston, Wendy et al.|
|The renal system at a glance||2017||O'Callaghan, Christopher A.|
|Urology at a glance||2017||Hashim, Hashim|
Latest books in the 'Eureka' series added to the Library:
|Gastrointestinal medicine||2017||Shakespeare, Rachael et al.|
|Neurology and neurosurgery||2016||Collons, Dawn|
|Obstetrics and gynaecology||2016||Kither, Hannah|
|Paediatrics||2018||Foulkes, Sian et al.|
|Psychiatry||2016||Fenton, Clare et al.|
|Renal medicine||2017||Woodward, Stella et al.|
Latest books in the Made Incredibly Easy' series added to the Library:
|ECG interpretation made incredibly easy||2016||Coviello, Jessica Shank|
|Medical terminology made incredibly easy||2018||Woodruff, David W.|
|Pharmacology made incredibly easy||2017||Gersch, Corolyn J.|
|Wound care made incredibly easy||2016||Slachta, Patricia A.|
Study Skills books:
|A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care||2015||Aveyard, Helen et al.|
|A post-graduate's guide to doing a literature review in health and social care||2016||Aveyard, Helen et al.|
|Cite them right: the essential referencing guide||2016||Pears, Richard et al.|
|How to use your reading in your essays||2009||Godfrey, Jeanne|
|How to write better essays||2013||Greetham, Bryan|
|The study skills handbook||2013||Cottrell, Stella|
|They say I say: the moves that matter in academic writing||2014||Graff, Gerald et al.|
|Write effectively: a quick course for busy health workers||2008||Albert, Tim|
Study Skills web resources:
Your University will likely have its own guides on Study Skills and Plagerism available so be sure to contact them for information.
There are also several guides available free online:
You Can find Bristol University's information about plagerism Click Here.
Click Here to find a usefull guide on the Harvard Referencing System from Cardiff University.
Elsevier offers a series of videos on Plagerism and research ethics in general Click Here
The Open University provides range of study skills guides including writing assignments and revision Click Here
The Trust Library has a number of pamphlet guides for referencing available in the group study area.
The below resources are also available to South Devon NHS staff and placement students. In order to access some of these resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.
ClinicalKey - a clinical search engine providing access to over 500 journals, 1,000 ebooks and other full text resources. Also include images and video. NHS OpenAthens Account required.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - provided by NICE. Contains summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of 330+ primary care presentations.
Cochrane Library - consists of 6 databses which contain different types of high quality evidence e.g. systematic reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
Medicines Complete - online access to the BNF and BNFc. NHS OpenAthens account required.
NICE Evidence - NICE search resource for freely available health information.Contains guidelines, other evidence-based resources, patient information and lots more.
Trip Database - clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
UpToDate - evidence-based clinical reference tool for use at the point-of-care. NHS OpenAthens account required.
In order to access most of these apps you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.
All listed apps are available for Apple and Android devices.
UpToDate - handy, evidence-based, point-of care tool in app form.